A few quesrions

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  1. Socal Xpress

    Socal Xpress Road Train Member

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    First up my wiper fluid low light doesn't work at all. Is the only fix is to replace the whole unit? It has never worked since I purchased the truck 2 years ago

    Seat belts warning chime keeps going even with seat belt attached Dealer wants 200 or so for a new and not improved seat belt anchor. Can I jump the connection to make the chime stop?

    Lastly how often should I get the ECM updated by the dealer? I am currently sitting at 628k and dealer had the truck at 375k about 2 years ago. The truck runs great. I am just curious on what you guys think. My first truck was an 2008 ISX ultrashift and was told by the dealer come in once a year for updates


    2010 630 D13 10speed 628k
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    Ivan
     
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  3. DaveLV

    DaveLV Light Load Member

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    The answers in order, yes, yes and maybe. The washer bottle is non serviceable. You can in plug the sensor for the seat belt and stick a paper clip in the 2 terminals. And the software updates are usually for aftertreatment issues or certain minor glitches. Not required but will definitely help with pesky MIL lights etc
     
  4. mountaingote

    mountaingote Road Train Member

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    Why do you need a light for washer fluid? Check it every pretrip and fuel stop. I would cut the wire on the seat belt and leave the motor alone if it ain't broke
     
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  5. DaveLV

    DaveLV Light Load Member

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    Well first off if the sensor (float) is stuck it will throw an "i" light to inform the driver that the level is low. Gotta love all the sensors, also gotta admit not all drivers have good common sense so a dummy light is needed. As for cutting the harness for the seat belt, that accomplishes nothing, just shows an open circuit and will still chime. Need to bypass it. And ecm updates although not required with throw an ecm maintenance message on the driver display.
     
  6. mountaingote

    mountaingote Road Train Member

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    Then it's the wrong truck
     
  7. cglascoe01

    cglascoe01 Bobtail Member

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    on my volvo the windshield fluid tank is behind the batteries and difficult to see which why they have the sensor in the 1st place but i usually top mine off every few days so it doesnt get low anyway
     
  8. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    My last freightliner had seat belt " bing, bing, bing " all the time. The contacts where the belt clips into the belt receiver wear out. Yes you can by pass it. Unplug it where it comes through the floor and attaches to the seat. Just fold a piece of wire in a U and plug it into the holes, that bridges the circuit. DON'T let bear catch you.
     
  9. Socal Xpress

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    The reservior is black and sandwiched between the battery box and frame rail. Even the new replacement ones are black. But yes I put in a gallon a week and always carry another one with me just in case.
     
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